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With Austerity Vote Just Hours Away, World's Eyes on Greece


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I think you have a point. Take a minute and watch this: https://youtu.be/kyhCOPh48ew


#8

I like your posts BuddahNature.


#12

just depends on who controls the voting box levers and the electronic glitz


#13

Vote NO Greeks!


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The Greek Finance Minister is only partly correct in his diagnosis and statement that, "What they're doing to Greece has a name: terrorism"

Even if the Finance Minister really means, "What the troika is doing to Greece has a name: terrorism" he is still not getting to the fully correct diagnosis.

The only complete, adequate, and fully accurate diagnosis of both 'what' is happening to Greece and 'who/what' is doing it is the following:

"What the Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE is doing to Greece today has a name: terrorism (and tyranny)" --- of which the Troika of EU, ECB, and IMF or only part of the Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE which is hiding and 'posing' as, and actually HQed in, our former country.

And what is far worse than this first disciplinary action by the U.S. HQed Global Capitalist EMPIRE vented upon the borderline Western European democracy of Greece is that as this Global EMPIRE consolidates and reinforces itself only in the very metropole of the Empire, not only will all the resource territories outside the Empire be increasingly disciplined and overtly punished by the shrinking TCC (transnational capitalist classes) of the tiny global elite who control this global Empire, but more Western countries will be thrown under the financial bus, and ultimately all the people of the world will also be subjects of the same "terrorism" (and financial tyranny) that the Greek Finace Minister notes.

And the real benefit for the Global Empire HQed in the U.S. is that the deluded American people will be the last people in the world to understand that they are the final people who will feel the "tip of the Empire's spear in their own stupidly patriotic faces" as the Global Empire finishes-off the "Final Phase of Empire" right here in River City.

This will be the ultimate and inexorable result of not fully diagnosing, exposing, publicly 'calling-out', and non-violently confronting the cancer of Global Empire, because ... as the late great German Jewish intellectual, Hannah Arendt warned of an earlier and only wannabe Euopean Empire in the middle of last century:

"Empire abroad entails tyranny at home"

As Empires begin to collapse, and as this first and last truly "Final Phase" of Global Empire will ----- everyone gets fucked in the end.

As Zygmunt Bauman hauntingly puts it, “In the case of an ailing social order, the absence of an adequate diagnosis…is a crucial, perhaps decisive, part of the disease.”13

Berman, Morris 2011 "Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire"

"The U.S. state is a key point of condensation for pressures from dominant groups around the world to resolve problems of global capitalism and to secure the legitimacy of the system overall. In this regard, “U.S.” imperialism refers to the use by transnational elites of the U.S. state apparatus to continue to attempt to expand, defend, and stabilize the global capitalist system. We are witness less to a “U.S.” imperialism per se than to a global capitalist imperialism. We face an EMPIRE of global capital , headquartered, for evident historical reasons, in Washington." [Caps substituted for italics in the original]

Robinson, William 2014 "Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity"

Our world will never see the day when global warming, or nuclear wars, or any of the other products of Empire kills it, because the real cancerous core tumor that has already sealed the fate of our world is the EMPIRE, that few on the leftish side have the brains or guts to admit or even discuss openly!